With more than 120 performances and the biggest fireworks display in the state, the 2010 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival will be taking over the Tom McCall Park in downtown Portland this weekend.
| Pictured: Trombone Shorty plays Friday at 7 p.m. at the Miller Stage |
A quick preview of some of the artists
set to perform:
• Friday, July 2, 3 to 10 p.m.: Taj Mahal, John Mayall with his Bluesbreakers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Walter Trout, Moreland & Arbuckle, porterdavis;
• Saturday, July 3, noon to 10 p.m.: Booker T., Bobby Rush, Michael Burks Band with Lucky Peterson, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcom, Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks, Paul Cebar, NW Women in Rhythm & Blues, Zydeco Swamp Romp with Curley Taylor, Donna Angelle, Andre Thierry, Corey Ledet;
• Sunday, July 4, noon to 10 p.m.: Fireworks! Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Mingo Fishtrap, Norton Buffalo's Knockouts, Kara Grainger, Harmonica Blow-off;
• Monday, July 5, noon to 9 p.m.: Galactic with Cyril Neville, Little Feat, JJ Grey & Mofro, Chris Thomas King, Baskery.
Entry is a suggested donation of $10 (or more if you are able) and two cans of food per person per day — making this festival one of the great entertainment bargains of the summer. 100 percent of your gate donation benefits Oregon Food Bank. For a full line-up, visit their website.
There will also be after-hours Blues Jams across the street at the Marriot Hotel Ballroom.
What to Bring:
A $10 donation and two cans of nonperishable food per person per day; Water; Sunscreen; Hat and sunglasses; LOW "sand" or "beach" style chair– not more than 30-inches high (Higher chairs must sit in back to avoid obstructing the view of the stage for others); Rain poncho if it's sprinkling; For two people, limit blanket size to 6' x 8'; For four people, limit blanket size to 8' x 12'; Maximum cooler size: 24" long, 15" high, 15" wide.
You won't be allowed to enter the festival with:
Animals; Alcoholic beverages (wine and beer is available for purchase in designated areas onsite); Glass; Fireworks; Weapons; Beach balls and Frisbees; Large tarps; Sun umbrellas that obstruct seated guests' view of stages; Tents and shade canopies; Signs; Location flags or signs on sticks or poles that block stage view; Audio or video recording devices.
For the men, don't miss the mobile, facial hair barber shop with WAHL Master Barber Ben Phillips, pictured below, who will providing free facial hair trims and advice. For every free trim, WAHL will be donating one dollar to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The barbershop will be located at 1020 SW Naito Parkway.